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DreamWorks Moving on MLK Project

DreamWorks Studios is moving forward with its planned Martin Luther King Jr. feature film after the project suffered a setback last year because of a dispute between members of the late civil rights leader’s family. On Tuesday, the studio announced that it had hired screenwriter Ron Harwood, who penned the Oscar-winning script for “The Pianist,” to write the screenplay for the MLK movie.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Still Mean From Beyond the Grave

Leona Helmsley, the recently deceased billionaire who was famous for being mean and evading taxes, left two of her grandchildren nothing but gave her dog Trouble a $12-million trust fund so it can continue to enjoy the lifestyle it has become accustomed to.

Posted on Aug 30, 2007 READ MORE


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Senate Kills Estate Tax Bill

Normally, this would be cause for unbridled celebration. However, Republicans had cowardly and self-servingly tacked an estate tax reduction onto a bill designed to raise the minimum wage. So good legislation had to die  in order for a terrible bill never to live.

Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


House Votes to Cut Estate Taxes

After the GOP-controlled Congress rejected an increase in the minimum wage, House lawmakers have now voted to exempt the heirs of millionaires from having to pay taxes on their inherited wealth.

Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


Senate Kills Estate Tax Repeal

As Think Progress put it: “A sad day for Paris Hilton.”

Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Flag Burning and Other Dubious Epidemics

It’s not enough to just worry…. What’s important is to worry about the right things. And that’s where the Republicans come charging to your aid. With just a bit of GOP education, your anxieties will be perfectly on target.

Posted on Jun 5, 2006 READ MORE


Report: 18 Uber-Wealthy Families Led Estate Tax Repeal

The families behind Wal-Mart, Gallo wine, Campbell?s soup, and Mars candy, among others, engaged in a deceptive, multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to repeal the tax, according to a report by two watchdog groups. It’s “one of the biggest con jobs in recent history,” reads the news release.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


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